Pokemon Sword & Shield players to get refunds for wrong Expansion Pass

Published: 22/Jun/2020 0:03

by Meg Bethany Koepp


On June 17, Pokemon Sword & Shield received its first DLC called The Isle of Armor. To play it, fans had to buy the Expansion Pass, but some accidentally paid for the wrong version meaning they had to buy it twice.

The Expansion Pass costs $29.99 / £26.99 and gives players access to two sets of DLC – The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. The first set of content is already out, and transports players to an island centered around a fighting dojo. It offers a fresh storyline and monsters, as well as new Legendary Pokemon Kubfu.

Both Sword and Shield have separate Passes for each version, meaning it’s not just one for all. Unfortunately, some players were unaware of this, and bought the wrong one for their game with no way to claim their money back.

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You get a different rival depending on what game you have.

Pokemon Expansion Pass refunds

According to Nintendo’s Support page, the company is “unable to provide refunds or exchanges for mistaken purchases.” This meant that those that had mistakenly dropped their cash on the wrong DLC version were out of luck – until now.

On June 20, the official Twitter account for Nintendo of America appeared to have recognized the severity of the issue, and tweeted out a support link for players. “Please ensure you select the one that corresponds with the version of the game you own. If you mistakenly purchased the incorrect pass, please contact customer support.”

If you’ve yet to get the Expansion Pass for Sword & Shield, take this as a stark reminder to double-check which one you’re buying before you go through with it to avoid a potential headache.

The easiest way of doing so is by following the link from inside the game itself, which will take you to the correct purchase page for your version.

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Make sure you’re buying the right version from the eShop.

If you’ve already played through The Isle of Armor and itching for more, the game’s next set of DLC, The Crown Tundra, is set to release some time in the Fall.

It promises to add even more content to Sword & Shield, including Galarian forms of Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres, and also two new Regis.


Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event – all research tasks & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:50 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 16:53

by Daniel Megarry


Gen 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December, and there’s a special Kalos Celebration Event to mark the occasion. Here’s how to complete the tasks and get those rewards.

Since its debut in 2016, Pokemon Go has gradually introduced species from the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar regions.

Now, it’s the turn of Kalos, the region that first appeared in Pokemon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS.

To celebrate their arrival, Niantic have launched a special event that runs for a limited time and will see the likes of Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Litleo, and Noibat appear more frequently in the wild to increase your chances of catching them.

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Players can now find Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie in Pokemon Go

The celebration also includes an event-exclusive timed research quest that rewards players with XP and a variety of items including Venasaur Mega Energy, Blastoise Mega Energy, and Charizard Mega Energy.

Pokemon Go Kalos Event dates and times

Like all special events in Pokemon Go, the Kalos Celebration Event will only be around for a limited time. It begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10 AM local time, and runs until Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10 PM local time.

This means that you’ll need to complete the timed research quest tasks before the event ends, or you’ll risk missing out on any rewards you haven’t managed to grab yet.

Kalos Event timed research tasks and rewards

The research quest consists of six steps, with rewards offered for each individual task as well as an overall reward for completing each step.

Below you’ll find the tasks and rewards for the Kalos Celebration Event timed research quest:

Kalos Celebration Event Step 1

  • Transfer five Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fletchling – 600 XP
  • Give your buddy three treats – 600 Stardust

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 2

  • Power up a Pokemon five times – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Litleo – 5 Hyper Potions
  • Use five berries to help catch Pokemon – 5 Revive

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Chespin – 30 Venasaur Mega Energy
  • Make five Nice Throws – 10 Nanab Berries

Rewards: 100 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 4

  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fennekin – 30 Charizard Mega Energy
  • Make seven Nice Throws – 10 Razz Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 5

  • Catch 20 Pokemon – 15 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Froakie – 30 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Make seven Great Throws – 10 Pinap Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 6

  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP

Rewards: 2000 XP, 1000 Stardust, and 1 Lucky Egg

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Generation 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December

Kalos Event field research tasks and rewards

There are also exclusive field research tasks for players to complete. These can be accessed from spinning PokeStops. Below you’ll find the three field research tasks and their rewards.

  • Catch three Normal-type Pokemon – Bunnelby reward
  • Catch five Flying-type Pokemon – Fletchling reward
  • Catch seven Fire-type Pokemon – Litleo reward

Remember, you’ll need to complete all of these tasks by 10 PM local time on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, if you want to bag all of those rewards. Good luck, trainers!

You can follow the latest Pokemon Go Kalos event leaks, updates, and new generation additions over on our Pokemon Go page.